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NCJ Number: 134118 Find in a Library
Title: Hate Groups Increase in Wake of Change
Journal: CJ Europe  Volume:1  Issue:2  Dated:(November-December 1991)  Pages:1,4
Author(s): D Ward
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 2
Type: Survey (Cross-Cultural)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: The increasing incidence of hate crimes in Europe has aroused concern among law enforcement personnel and efforts by European Community leaders to address the growing amount of race-related violence.
Abstract: Immigrants have experienced the most attacks, although other groups have also experienced racism and ethnic tension. Skinheads have mounted attacks on immigrants and foreign students in France, Germany, Sweden, Spain, and Switzerland. A recent survey of 13,000 people in 12 countries found that race, religion, and culture influence attitudes. European gypsies were the most hated group, and anti-Semitism is a significant problem in many countries. People in both Eastern and Western Europe express prejudice against particular groups, with the disliked groups varying from country to country. Police officials in several countries have expressed growing concern about the problem, particularly where groups are operating across country violence. Efforts to address the problem need better coordination, because all indications are that the problem will not subside. Table
Main Term(s): Bias related violence; Hate Crimes
Index Term(s): Crime in foreign countries; Ethnic groups; Europe; Immigrants/Aliens; Public Attitudes/Opinion; Racially motivated violence
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